US President Donald Trump said his administration would make a decision on the future of American troops in Iraq at a meeting with his Iraqi counterpart Barham Salih. The two leaders met on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos on Wednesday.
«We've had a very good relationship. And we're down to a very low number. We're down to 5,000. So we're down to a very low number, historically... Еще low, and we'll see what happens,» said Trump.
When asked if he was still considering sanctions against Iraq, Trump said «We'll see what happens. We do have to do things on our terms.»
The meeting came despite threats from an Iran-backed militia for Salih not to hold talks with Trump in Davos.
The Iraqi parliament voted to expel US troops from Iraq following the killing of Iranian general Soleimani. The vote prompted Trump to threaten Baghdad with sanctions.